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Thread: Building my first computer. need some help

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    Sep 2008

    Default Re: Building my first computer. need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by BongWizard View Post
    I agree with the PSU upgrade wayout suggested... its always good to have a little room to expand, cuz you know eventually your gonna get tempted to stick in another GPU or something like that...

    Id also second the change in RAM brands... although Corsair is some top quality RAM, it seems to run better on nForce based boards than intel ones, so for intel chipsets, i like Kingston RAM, however ive heard both Patriot and G skill run really well.

    also, what brand is that HD 4850 you wanna stick in? if you havent decided yet, let me recommend HIS, PowerColor or Saphire... i went with a couple HIS cards because of the memory performance (ive got mine perfectly stable at 1065 with stock voltages where other seem to fail at anything over 1050), and i like the Saphire card because ive heard the core overclocks really well without having to do any hardmods.

    as for the DVD drive... Asus 20x SATA DL burner with LightScribe for $29... im sure you could get one even cheaper now

    with the dvd drive, that will run both dvds and like cds? sry if this is a dumb question. Like say i have a game i wana install that drive will read the disks.. like that as well as DVDS right?

  2. #12
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    Central Alberta , Canada

    Default Re: Building my first computer. need some help

    All DVD drives are compatible with CD format.
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  3. #13
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    Sep 2008
    Canberra, Australia

    Default Re: Building my first computer. need some help

    yeah just about any modern DVD drive is backwards compatible, so you really shouldnt have to spend more than $35 for a decent one.
    NZXT Lexa BlackLine Case with Red LEDs
    Corsair TX-750 Modular PSU
    Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (BIOS F7)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.73GHz (downclocked for the summer )
    OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Heatsink
    2x 2GB Kingston HyperX RAM PC2-6400 @ 996MHz (4-5-5-15)
    3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB HDD in RAID5
    2x HIS Radeon HD 4850 @ 745/1090 in CrossFireX
    2x ThermalTake DuOrb GPU Heatsink
    D-Link Super G PCI WLAN Adapter
    Asus Lightscribe 20x SATA II DVD-DL Burner
    Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
    2x 22" LG W2252TQ-PF Widescreen LCD Monitor (YAY!! Finally got the second one!!)

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    PCB Island

    Default Re: Building my first computer. need some help

    I pick up Asus DVD drives with lightscribe for $29 at newegg all the time, they work great!

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